Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Look up and Live!
Moving large, heavy loads is a central part of today's maritime industry. Advanced technology has been developed to improve safety onboard vessels, and careful training with extensive workplace precautions are in place.
Our employees should always be mindful of significant safety issues, both for the operators of the diverse "lifting" devices and for personnel in proximity to them. This blog post only scratches the surface of safety information about these pieces of lifting equipment and their operation.
As you could only imagine, to a crane operator, few experiences may be as frightening as when a crane becomes unbalanced while a load is being lifted or when the crane collapses under the weight of an excessive load. I hope the following recommendations help our employees recognize and evaluate hazards in a port yard or marine operations.
As I mentioned, a few things our employees should keep at the forefront of their minds whenever in the proximity of overhead crane lifts include:
Again, I've only scratched the surface on crane safety, but at least you get the drift to Look Up and Live whenever you're out at a rig yard or port.